Gibbons, Ellis (DNB00)

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GIBBONS, ELLIS (fl. 1600), musical composer, brother of Edward [q. v.] and Orlando Gibbons [q. v.], is said to have been organist of Salisbury Cathedral at the end of the sixteenth century. The only compositions extant by him are two madrigals, ‘Long live fair Oriana’ and ‘Round about her Chariot,’ contained in ‘The Triumphs of Oriana,’ published 1603.

[Grove's Dict. i. 594; Hawkins's Hist. ed. 1853, p. 573. The Chapter Act Books at Salisbury contain no mention of Gibbons's name; the volume for 1599–1603 is missing, however, and may have contained the entries both of his appointment and of that of his successor.]

J. A. F. M.